Rachel M. Kaufmann, 57, assistant principalRachel M...

March 27, 1997

Rachel M. Kaufmann, 57, assistant principal

Rachel M. Kaufmann, an assistant principal in the Baltimore County public school system, died of brain cancer Tuesday at her Mount Washington home. She was 57.

Mrs. Kaufmann was assistant principal at Fort Garrison Elementary School. She began her career 30 years ago as a teacher and later was a reading specialist. She also had been assistant principal at Sussex and Sandy Plains elementary schools.

Born and raised in Northwest Baltimore, the former Rachel Millison was a 1957 graduate of Western High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Towson State College, master's degrees from Loyola College and the Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.

In 1974, she married Frederick William Kaufmann. The couple enjoyed sailing their sloop on extended voyages, such as to Nova Scotia, Canada and Cape Cod, Gloucester and Nantucket, Mass.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Amy Morrison of Los Angeles and Susan Millhauser of Portland, Ore.; her mother, Esther Applestein of Roland Park; a brother, Marvin Millison of Centreville, Va.; a sister, Ann Reese of Highland Park, N.J.; and two stepchildren, Jon Kaufmann of Lutherville and Julie Kaufmann of Washington.

Walter F. Cwik, 86, mailer for newspapers

Walter F. Cwik, who was a mailer for Baltimore area newspapers, died of cancer Saturday at Church Home Nursing Center. He was 86 and lived in Dundalk.

The Fells Point native left school in the sixth grade to work as a newsboy to help support his family after the death of his mother.

In 1924, he went to work in the mail room of the old News-Post, later the News American, and retired in 1979.

On his days off he would work in the mailrooms of The Sun and the Catholic Review.

Know as "Big Mouth" by co-workers because of his gregarious personality, Mr. Cwik never had a driver's license and would walk the three miles to and from work from his Ellwood Avenue home, where he lived for many years before moving to Dundalk last year.

He was married to the former Genevieve Sierak, who is deceased, for many years.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Survivors include a son, Walter S. Cwik of Parkville; three daughters, Dorothy Bigos of Dundalk, Anna Isaacson of Minnesota and Genevieve Dryer of Rosedale; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Charles A. 'Pat' Walker, 69, veteran of two wars

Charles A. "Pat" Walker, an Army veteran who served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, died of an aneurysm March 21 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney. The Glen Burnie resident was 69.

The Oella native enlisted in the Army in 1947 and was discharged in 1975. He worked as an Army civilian employee at a warehouse at Fort Meade and retired in 1993.

Before he joined the Army, he was a jockey, racing at Laurel Race Course and elsewhere.

Mr. Walker was active in the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Two previous marriages ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, the former Leonarda Custodio, whom he married in 1981; six sons, Charles Walker Jr. of Seattle, Kim Walker of Severn, Daniel Walker of Baltimore, Enrico Walker of Hanover, Jundy Walker of Springfield, Va., and Pietro Walker of Glen Burnie; three daughters, Jeannie Howard of Canton, Ohio, Lynnie Cross of Ellicott City and Ana Walker of Falls Church, Va.; and a stepdaughter, Jutta Patrick of Baltimore.

Services were held Monday.

Michael Brossette, 41, health care official

Michael Brossette, a former official of a Baltimore health care organization who enjoyed renovating old houses, died March 10 of complications from AIDS while living in Rehoboth, Del. He was 41.

In the early 1980s, the native of Virginia Beach, Va., was an administrative assistant at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. In 1984, he became an official and director of Municipal Health Services Inc.

While in Baltimore, he refurbished old houses, and his home in the Butcher's Hill community of East Baltimore -- a pre-Civil War structure built in the 1840s -- was featured in the Sun Magazine in 1985. He moved to Camden, N.J., in 1986.

He graduated from Old Dominion University in 1978 and received a master's degree in health care administration from George Washington University in 1980.

Services were held Saturday .

He is survived by his parents, Frances Cells of Virginia Beach, Va., and Frank Brossette of Aurora, Colo.; his stepfather, Ted Cells, a brother, William Brossette, and a sister, Pat Mitchum, all of Virginia Beach.

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